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Domestic Violence Month: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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October was first declared as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1989. Since then, October has been a time to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice for its victims. Domestic violence is prevalent in every community, and affects all people regardless of age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Physical violence is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior as part of a much larger, systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and even death. The devastating consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.

Although there has been substantial progress in reducing domestic violence, an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute. This equates to more than 10 million abuse victims annually. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner, and 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been severely physically abused by an intimate partner. Millions of Americans live in daily, silent fear within their own homes. In addition, every year millions of children are exposed to domestic violence. 

from National Child Traumatic Stress Network

"We Are Resilient"

Join us for a hybrid panel discussion on the signs and dynamics of power and control in relationships.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Central Campus, Hagemeyer Library,
Parr Center, Event Space, Room 2160

Zoom link:

Presented in partnership with Central Piedmont Library, Military Families & Veterans Services, Central Piedmont Title XI Office,

Mecklenburg County Community Support Services (CSS), and Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD)